Ringing The Bells of Jingoism
“It is in the DNA of Olympic broadcasting. Networks around the world with the rights to the Games can toll their jingo bells when they please. And it’s easier to interview your own nation’s athletes, especially if language barriers exist. Still, there should be a better way to present these stories without so much American navel-gazing.”
— New York Times sports/TV columnist Richard Sandomir in August 17, 2016 column.